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Sutherland Shire Citizens Heritage Festival 2016

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by Gary Brown (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer and photographer from Sydney who has now had five books published on fishing. I also write for the NSW Fishing Monthly, Visit the Shire, Fisho App & Tackle Tactics. I also like to travel and experience new things to do.
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A Festival of creations that should not be missed
The Continuum Art Society Inc will be holding a joint Artisans Exhibition from Thursday the 14th of April to Sunday the 17th of April at Club on East (formerly known as the SUS club) in conjunction with the Port Hacking Potters Group, the Southern Papermakers Inc, the Sutherland Shire Spinners and Weavers Inc, the Chatelaine Quilters Inc, and the Illawarra Beekeepers Assn Inc.

You should check out this exhibition.

There will be plenty of great displays of pottery, quilts, oil and water colour paintings, drawings, sculptures, paper and wood sculptures and much more.

A number of the displays will have ongoing demonstrations by extremely talented artists that are not to be missed. You will be able to see artists at work creating painting, pottery, weaving and papermakers at work. There will be something for all ages.

The Continuum Art Society Inc was established in 1982 as a continuation of graduates from Gymea TAFE art course. They have a life drawing group, painting group, outdoor painting, demonstrations, workshops, discussion group, painting trip, excursions, and exhibitions and they are always looking for new members.

So if you are a practicing artists in both traditional and abstract in any of the following fields:

Paper sculpture
Wood sculptures

You are more than welcome to come along and talk to the members on each of the stands to find out what you need to do to become a member. You never know you may be one of the artists who is able to display their art at next year's exhibition.

As stated earlier there will be a number of demonstrations going on over the four days of the exhibition that are not to be missed.

The Continuum Art Society Inc will have Jim Flood on deck showing how to use a palette knife to create a painting.

There will be plenty of Jim Flood's work on display. Image courtesy of Jim Flood.

There will be members from the Port Hacking Potters Group displaying a number of pottery techniques. While there, you may find that vase, jug, bowl, platter, cup, jar or sculpture you have been looking for. Click here for more information.

Beautiful creations by Therese, Anna and Janet from the Port Hacking Potters Club. Image courtesy of the Port Hacking Potters Group.

You will also have the Southern Papermakers Inc showing off their skills in the art of paper making and the Chatelaine Quilters Inc will also be there displaying some of their magnificent quilts.

While you are there you should also take a look at the Sutherland Shire Spinners and Weavers Inc stand, as they will have demonstrations, exhibition and sales by Members of Sutherland Shire Spinners & Weavers.

A few of their members weaving their magic. Image courtesy of the SSS & W Inc.

Watch the magic as fibre is transformed into yarn ready to be knitted, crochet or even woven. Ask questions or just watch as our members demonstrate spinning, weaving and fibre preparation.

The SSS&W is one of the oldest established associations in the Sutherland Shire and their first formal meeting was in 1971. They are a diverse and friendly group of creative people from many walks of life.

Many of the members spin from their own home-grown fleece to create wonderful garments and projects. Others share their love of knitting, crocheting, dyeing and weaving and they have artists, teachers & craftspeople happy to mentor and help newcomers.

If you would like to discover the joys of our crafts, talk to their members who will tell you how to join the Group and learn to spin and weave. They meet on Tuesdays from 10am to 2pm at Como School of Arts in Novara Crescent Como, close to Como station.

So whether you shear it, spin it, knit it, weave It or wear it you need to check out what they will have on display at the exhibition.Click here to view some of the incredible work that the members have created.

You will also be able to buy locally grown honey from the Illawarra Beekeepers Assn Inc that will melt in your mouth and also learn more about bees and how important they are. LINK=]Click here for more information.[/LINK] You can also keep yourself up to-date on all things bees by liking them on their Facebook page.

If you would like to learn more about bees you should come along and check out the stand. Image courtesy of the Illawarra Beekeepers Association Inc.

Learn how to produce your own honey. Image courtesy of the Illawarra Beekeepers Association Inc.


The exhibition is situated a few doors down from Sutherland Shire History Museum, on the Western side of Sutherland Train Station. All you need to do is turn left from the main Sutherland Station exit, cross the road way, go down the steps, and cross East Parade to the Western side. From there, turn right, and walk about 50m to Club On East at the street corner. It's that easy.

Club on East is about a five minute walk from either the train or bus station and there is plenty of close by parking. For more information on how to get to Club on East at Sutherland click here. While you are at the Sutherland Shire Citizens Heritage Festival you may like to dine in at Club on East.

How Cronulla has changed since the 1930's. Painting by Jim Flood.

I have been along to a number of exhibitions that have been put on over the years in the Sutherland Shire and I have always found something that catches my eye and has to go home with me.

Maybe you will be the same when you come along to this magnificent display of artistry by local artists in the Sutherland Shire and buy yourself a piece or two to be displayed in your home or office.
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Why? So much talent in one place.
When: Thursday the 14th-12 to 4pm and then10am to 4pm daily
Phone: Carole Byrnes 0407 029528
Where: Club on East
Cost: Free entry, but you might want to a few dollars with you to buy something.
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